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April Crowell

About April Crowell

AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Amma Therapy, Integral Asian Medicine, Holistic Nutrition & Herbs. Inspiration and education for healthy and sustainable living. I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice in Boise, Idaho. I offer classes and consultations online.

Dutch Baby (Puff Pancake)

A wonderfully fun breakfast dish–great for a lazy Saturday or Sunday. Serve with fresh berries, a little fresh lemon, powdered sugar and maple syrup. […]

By |2020-11-24T03:46:06+00:00November 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Chew On This! Why Chewing Is So Important

"The Japanese word kami (chew) means God or Divine Spirit. Chewing in the original Japanese meaning is to develop ourselves, to reach to the Universal Spirit." Michio Kushi Asian [...]

Fabulous Fiber

“Eat your muffin, it’s full of bran—it will make you move.”  I’m not sure which was more bothersome at 14, eating the dry, flavorless muffin being presented to me [...]

Pumpkin Custard And Pie Filling

This is actually one of my favorite breakfast recipes in the fall and winter.  The custard is easy to digest, and this recipe is high [...]

By |2020-11-24T02:43:39+00:00November 20th, 2020|0 Comments

A Few Teas To Curb The Queasies

We've all felt queasy or nauseated at some point.  By request, I've selected a few teas that are specifically beneficial in treating the queasies whether they are caused by [...]

Treating Heartburn, Acid Reflux and GERD (Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease) with Asian Medicine and Holistic Nutrition

Heartburn, acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disorder),  are very common complaints among Americans, with nearly 1 in 10 adults suffering at least once a week.  Ouch! That's a [...]

By |2020-11-24T03:13:53+00:00November 19th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions|3 Comments

Finding Joy – Calming Anxiety and Stress

"Are you okay? Are you safe?"  Normally, these aren't questions that I need to ask in my practice but 2020 has changed that. There have been a few times [...]

By |2020-11-17T21:48:17+00:00November 17th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS|0 Comments

Salty–The Flavor Of The Water Element

Salt! You cannot live without it. A vital mineral to life, salt has been a part of our food and lives since time immemorial. For centuries, salt was used [...]

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